Who is Scholars Portal?
Scholars Portal website address is https://scholarsportal.com and we take privacy seriously. Our site is a scholarship portal for scholars. We are a team of scholars that created a portal to update people around the world of scholarship opportunities. These opportunities are for Undergraduates, Masters and PhD candidates. It could be scholarships for people to study in their country or abroad. We also give updates about fellowships and online scholarships.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
Scholars Portal collects personal data, such as name, email address, personal account preferences. We may collect transactional data, such as purchase information and technical data, such as information about cookies. We do not collect any sensitive personal data, such as data concerning health.
User experience and personalization of services rendered by us are the reasons why we collect these data.
Personal data is collected by a user’s interactions with our site and technical processes such as contact forms, comments, cookies, analytics, and third party embeds. Data collected is usually shown on the User Profile screen when they register. However, some of the plugins used on our site may collect your personal data.
When visitors leave comments on our site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
We keep contact form submissions for a certain period of time to better serve our site visitors, but we do not use the information submitted through them for marketing purposes.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
We also may use DART cookies for ad serving through Google’s DoubleClick, which places a cookie on your computer when you are browsing the web and visit a site using DoubleClick advertising (including some Google AdSense advertisements).
This cookie is used to serve ads specific to you and your interests (”interest based targeting”). The ads served will be targeted based on your previous browsing history. If your browser history shows that you recently searched for a dog in Ontario, Canada, you may see an advert about that.
DART uses “non personally identifiable information”. It does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security numbers, bank account numbers or credit card numbers.
Who we share your data with
We will not share, sell, rent or otherwise transfer any information without the user’s permission. However, in a case of a legal issue, we may be forced to do so in accordance with the law.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you.
This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
How we protect your data
We use technical measures such as encryption; security measures such as two factor authentication; and measures such as staff training in data protection. We also carry out Privacy Impact Assessment regularly.
What data breach procedures do we have in place
In this section you should explain what procedures you have in place to deal with data breaches, either potential or real, such as internal reporting systems, contact mechanisms, or bug bounties.
Our contact information
To contact us, kindly visit our contact us page.